library wedding

A Brilliant Wedding: Abbie & Joon

Abbie & Joon were so much fun to work with because they gave us complete creative freedom! Both the bride and the groom are scientists and wanted to incorporate their passions  into their special day. They chose to hold their wedding in a library and special library lamps were brought in to further set the scene. The couple's escort cards were miniature books that included their love story - written by a former New York Times writer! Each book also contained a "library card" on which guests could write a  piece of advice for the couple to add to their "card catalogue". The couple chose to have two specialty cocktails. The groom's cocktail was served in beakers and the bride's in English-style tea cups to represent her British upbringing. At the end of the night, guests were treated to an amazing dessert display: an enormous, custom-made periodic table of elements made of macaroons! After guests signed the couple's globe guestbook, they grabbed test tubes full of chocolate to take home as a favor.

We are so honored and excited to have Abbie & Joon's wedding featured in the New York Magazine's fall wedding issue! Pick up a copy of the magazine to see the full article.

Congratulations to Abbie & Joon!


Teal wedding invitations, orange wedding bouquet, lace wedding dress, wedding rings, bride's shoes

nyc church, groom's boutonniere

menu, reception room, blue tablecloths, library lampscocktail hour seating, lounge seating, escort card table, signature cocktails

reception bookcase, book favors, penguin ornament

globe guest book, decoy table decorations, library card catalogue, periodic table of macaroons

wedding cake, test tube chocolate favors, bride and groom kissing

A huge thanks to Brian Dorsey Studios for the unbelievable photographs!


A Brilliant Wedding: Jacob & Dina

Jacob hails from Canada and his California bride, Dina, were brave souls selecting their wedding date in February! As luck would have it, the weather held out and it was a snowy, yet clear day.  Their beautiful wedding was held in the library at the New York Academy of Medicine and was the perfect mix of their shared intellectual flair, Jewish Orthodox faith, and their genuine warmth and love for each other, their families and friends.  It was a true pleasure to kick off our 2011 season with these two and an absolute honor to be a part of their big day! Library Wedding New York City

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Library Wedding New York City

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Flowers by Blossom and Branch, Hair by Stacy Pitt, Makeup by Sally Duvall, Venue NYAM, Kosher Catering Esprit Events, Band Simcha All-Stars, Non-Kosher Catering Sterling Affair, Photos by Karin VonVoigtlander.

Library Wedding: Part 3 of 3

Check out these beautiful photos of the feature table that we designed for Molly & Mark's library wedding! Vintage letterpress blocks, antique typewriter ribbon tins, embossed leather-bound journals (see a close up of them here) wrapped in belly bands with their custom damask design, personalized hexagonal pencils, collected crystal jars and an authentic 1920s typewriter all came together to create an amazing focal point for their guests!

Library Wedding Favors Decor


Library Wedding Vintage Typewriter

Photos courtesy of Zlatko Batistich.

Library Wedding: Part 2 of 3

The reception of Molly & Mark's gorgeous library wedding took place at 91 with delicious catering by the Upper Crust. Custom stationery was created exclusively for the bride & groom by Megan Guerin and appeared on everything from the escort cards to the menus to the drink coasters.  Crystal chandeliers courtesy of Jersey Street Furniture framed the space and created the "family dinner" ambiance that the thoughtful bride & groom envisioned.

A single orchid was placed on each placesetting and the centerpieces were elegant, highly-textured florals by Rountree Flowers.  Cocktail centerpieces were a nod to the vintage aspect of the wedding and were an assortment of letterpress blocks. The linens, chairs and chargers are courtesy of Party Rental Ltd.  

All of these great shots are from Zlatko Batistich, photographer extraordinaire!We have one more set of photos from this marvelous wedding so stay tuned!

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